Well its been three years I have had this GT. I have rebuilt two Gt's MTD 990, Bolens H16 & a MF12 ready for finish paint & assembly. This Cub has waited very patiently looking at me almost every day like it was saying HEY! remember me. I practically got it for a song with a snow plow & deck. I was so anxious to get this because he had three others coming the next day. I paid him a deposit up front & picked it up the next day. When I showed up early the next morning he said I made several people very mad especially when he told them what I paid. The PO said it ran well then stopped, after looking it over I noticed a broken governor shaft hanging down. He also said he had a short mini block done from a Kohler dealer about two years prior.
I started taking it apart yesterday anxious & worried to see if any internal damage. It looks very good inside with the exception of the governor shaft & plastic gear laying in the bottom. I'm glad he just parked it when it quit. I got all the broken parts out so I'll put the pan back on & pressure wash the engine & GT. I'll do a compression leak test to see what I have later before I start tearing it down.
I wanted to just do the engine repair since it's in good shape & really doesn't warrant a complete rebuild. My problem like before why not clean & paint everything while it's apart especially this Quiet Line series, it reminded me of rebuilding a VW engine with all the sheet metal & shrouds just to get to the engine. This will be a worker not a show piece. My other two I rebuilt & painted but they are still workers. The MF12 will be my only trailer queen...when done.
This one will be another new experience for me being my first CC & Kohler engine. I have been surfing our forum & other places educating myself so look out Cub owners for some info requests. I have a busy week next week so I probably won't be doing much more for a couple of weeks. Like anytime I post I welcome your input.
This pic was when I looked at it. The PO had a printing shop & a very small section of grass that he cut. He never used the plow & always kept it inside the back of his shop.
This sticker is on the shroud but no reference number.
This factory sticker is on one of the pieces of sheet metal over the engine. This sticker has a different number than the one on the side of the engine.